KEY POINTS

  • Pep Guardiola has a net worth of $40 million
  • He has an annual salary of $24 million
  • Guardiola has 30 trophies under his belt as a football manager

Pep Guardiola’s net worth is around $40 million. One of the winningest managers in football is also one of the highest paid. 

Guardiola suited up for Barcelona and the Spain national team when he was still playing. He managed Barcelona from 2008 to 2012, building a very impressive resume, which dominated the La Liga in that span. The former midfielder virtually won every tournament as a player and as a manager. His trophy cabinet would feature La Liga, Copa del Rey, UEFA Champions League, and FIFA Club World Cup trophies, according to Celebrity Net Worth

He translated his success in Spain to Germany when he jumped ship and coached Bayern Munich. Like in Barcelona, his three-year spell brought victories and titles to the club. He then set his eyes on conquering the Premier League when he joined Manchester City in 2016. Guardiola owns a total of 30 trophies under his belt, a feat that is rarely achieved by managers. According to the BBC, Sir Alex Ferguson and Romanian Mircea Lucescu are the only other managers who secured such milestone.

Pep Guardiola showed his frustration as Barcelona lost in Milan Pep Guardiola showed his frustration as Barcelona lost in Milan Photo: AFP / GIUSEPPE CACACE

In football, like any other sports, winners make great brand ambassadors. Managers are no different. Guardiola makes decent money off lucrative sponsorships from Puma and Nissan. The 49-year-old has also been seen wearing Gore-Tex and Dsquared2 in the past. 

The current Manchester City manager is receiving at least $24 million per year salary, per Goal.com. However, he is not considered the highest paid among his peers. That distinction belongs to Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone who has a yearly salary of $42.5 million, according to L’Equipe. Simeone has won the league for Atletico Madrid and is the longest tenured coach for La Liga. Rounding up the top five highest paid managers are Jose Mourinho, Jurgen Klopp and Zinedine Zidane.  

Guardiola’s philosophy takes time and even in teams he coached in the past, success did not come in an instant. He had to get players suited for his chosen system. A lot of critics claim he had the luxury of managing teams that were already stacked and he always had the support of owners who were more than willing to open war chests to sign star players. But that’s what winning does for Pep, he earned the reputation and trust as one of the most successful managers of all time. 

Despite the massive salary and endorsements, Pep Guardiola is always ready to help out. During the pandemic, he decided to donate $1.1 million to buy medical supplies.

Recent reports have linked Lionel Messi and Guardiola to Manchester City. The wantaway Barcelona star allegedly handed his transfer request and a reunion at Etihad Stadium could be in the works.